So my mother has always had nontraditional Christmas gift requests. The last few years it has been to donate time or money to some sort of cause and to write her a letter explaining what we did and why we chose it (she has "middle school teacher" written all over her!). However, this year she decided to change it up. She asked that we all "subtracts 10 years from your life and write a letter to the younger you sharing 7 things that you know now that you with you knew then - thoughtful things, funny things, things with real meaning, however you want to handle it.". Being that I was quite a little character when I was little, I had no problem coming up with 7 things. They ranged from tampons to singing country songs about Jose Cuervo, to Xena Warrior Princess. I put each one on a separate card I constructed and stacked them in this ceramic fruit carton I found at Anthropologie.